Social and Environmental Responsibility
Bennetto Natural Foods Company: Passionate about chocolate and our planet, Bennetto are constantly looking to reduce their footprint on the world while producing fairtrade and organic chocolate in beautiful packaging.
Hãhã Wine: Certified 100% sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. This means they are committed to environmentally responsible procedures from vineyard and winery all the way to bottling of their delicious wine.
Hawthorne Coffee: Using strictly ethically sourced beans, Hawthorne practices sustainability and eco friendliness throughout the business. Their espresso bar was the first in Hawke’s Bay to switch to refillable milk containers saving well over 6,000 plastic bottles going to the landfill every year.
J Friend & Co Honey: Being certified organic has significantly restricted the beekeepers J Friend & Co can work with but they are committed to reducing their negative impact on the environment and ensuring the planet's future survival for generations to come. This is why they are part of the carbonsouth certification programme.
JOCO Reusable Cups: This stylish brand creates eco-innovative reusable drinking vessels, designed for a lifetime of use. Coffee tastes even better out of these planet saving cups.
La Petite Chocolate: This boutique chocolate shop provides top quality chocolate in the most environmentally and socially responsible way possible. They avoid unnecessary packaging, using recyclable and compostable solutions to encase their Fairtrade & organic chocolates. La Petite is also a living wage employer.
Libertine Blends: Organic small batch herbal teas made using traditional and native New Zealand herbs, they couldn’t be better for you!
LilyBee: Beautiful beeswax wraps are made in Hawke’s Bay with the highest quality 100% cotton, locally and sustainably sourced beeswax, organic coconut oil and tree resin. All packaging is PEFC (Sustainable Forestry) certified, and fabrics and printing are by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
Linden Leaves: Effective, luxurious and natural products made using local and sustainable ingredients wherever possible. They also ship their products using a packaging filler made from potato starch which dissolves in water.
Real World: Natural plant based products contain no harsh chemicals. No products are tested on animals. Real world products are kind to you and the environment.
Te Mata Figs: This family owned, organically certified fig grower and award winning fig manufacturer are committed to sustainability from growing and production to packaging. Established from a passion to grow amazing figs in the warm Mediterranean type climate of Hawke’s Bay, we’re very lucky to have these guys just down the road.
Lambert’s Luscious: This boutique brand is all about making men feel good. All of their products are made right here in New Zealand from real ingredients. Each item is handmade using all natural, fairtrade, organic ingredients.
MZ Design: MZ Design produces handcrafted and quality woodware using 100% sustainably managed New Zealand timbers. Drawing on original minimalist modern design with a pacific influence MZ Design brings beautiful items to your home.
Smitten Design Tea Towels: With an ethos of slow design and small scale you’re guaranteed a unique product every time. Smitten hand print each item using carefully sourced high quality natural fibers and water based eco friendly inks, striving for zero waste.
Kasbah Design Candles: These beautiful hand poured candles are made in small batches at Kas’s home fragrance studio. She uses the finest quality ingredients to bring a beautiful ambience to any room.
StudioMilk Candles: StudioMilk candles are inspired by nature, gratitude and mindfulness, and the final product reflects those perfectly. Made using 100% vegetable, all natural & biodegradable ingredients each candle is vegan friendly, free of Phthalates. Paraffin and UV inhibitors. They are committed to growing an ethical, sustainable business and we are so happy to support them.
Ola Pacifica Chocolate: Committed to delivering a sustainable product for their community, Ola Pacifica connect and trade directly with each grower with transparency. Their chocolate is carbon neutral and the packaging is recyclable and certified FSC. Their chocolate doesn’t contain any fillers or additives such as starch, oily additives, lethicin, soy, milk solids or Dutch cocoa, making it vegan friendly as well as heavenly.
Remarkable Chocolate Co: This delicious chocolate is made using single origin cacao beans, and all ingredients are sustainable, Fair Trade, organic and natural. So you can feel good about indulging in any of their hand poured, small batch products made in New Zealand.